E.J.Wilkins

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Cascais caravel


A Portuguese caravel, on a building in Cascais.

From http://www.askoxford.com/
caravel, /karrvel/ (also carvel),• noun historical a small, fast Spanish or Portuguese ship of the 15th-17th centuries.
ORIGIN - Portuguese caravela, from Greek karaboe' or 'light ship's 'horned beetle' or 'light ship'

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Cascais caravel


A Portuguese caravel, on a building in Cascais.

From http://www.askoxford.com/
caravel, /karrvel/ (also carvel),• noun historical a small, fast Spanish or Portuguese ship of the 15th-17th centuries.
ORIGIN - Portuguese caravela, from Greek karaboe' or 'light ship's 'horned beetle' or 'light ship'

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comments (20)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 14 May 2008, 00:34
Excellent! This mad me laugh, something that rarely happens when I look at architecture.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 May 2008, 04:18
Beautiful image, Ellie.
I have never seen a building ornament quite like it, and it caused me to react rather like Martin.
  • martie
  • Okinawa, soon to be US
  • 14 May 2008, 06:04
Wonderful Ellie! The builder (or architect) must have had a great sense of humour!
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 May 2008, 08:04
Wow Ellie I wonder how long it took to carve that stunning piece. Nice shotsmile
Heavens Ellie: I've never seen anything like this before!
Amazing capture Ellie. I like the perfect symmetry and the tones here!
  • padraig
  • Scotland
  • 14 May 2008, 09:52
Me too, never seen anything like this before, very impresssive and certainly a change from the old gargoyle.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 14 May 2008, 10:55
Well spotted, Ellie.
Very impressive stonework Ellie. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 May 2008, 12:46
Very interesting building
  • Ian
  • Newcastle
  • 14 May 2008, 14:55
Every building should have one.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 14 May 2008, 17:17
This is exactly why I love EUROPEAN architecture, Ellie! There's always a surprise. That's one of the best architectural surprises I've ever seen. smile
What a funny place to park a ship Ellie! Seriously a good sighting and capture.
Nicely seen Ellie
Architecture with a twist
Lovely detail. Does the building have a naval connection?
Very nice eyes to notice that ! Very interresting too !
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 May 2008, 21:55
Great find and picture.

I read that your resident student is soon to be off to China. My recently qualified (ex)student daughter did some practical in Beijing and travelled allover Asia in the process. Mongolia, many Chinese provinces including Tibet, Vietnam (travelled on her own through the place with a motorbike) and Hong Kong. Did she have a lot to tell - and excellent pictures.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 May 2008, 22:51
Well spotted Ellie - a fitting monument to a sea-faring nation!
Ingrid
  • monika
  • London
  • 16 May 2008, 23:12
Great detail, so pretty! Well seen!
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2011, 03:14
very nice.

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